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our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. w-g-n's julian crews is live in aurora with our top story. dozens of his calssmates have rushed to the scene. he was a popular sophomore. his parents, students teachers are mourning the loss. >>we are so sorry that we lost a friend. we are cherishing everyone now. it's a first and we are bringing it to you! our cameras will be rolling inside the courtroom as a murder trial gets under way today in kankakee. wgn's amy rutledge is live outside the courthouse with this history making trial. amy? a second man was shot in the leg and he survived. opening statements begin at 130. i have an initial list of about 30. he spoke with a touch and a state attorney or both very excited to see this. >> the only thing television cameras will not be capturing his the jury. their identities are being protected throughout this trial. the second circuit court in the state put onto this pilot program. 28 counties are involved in the pilot program. ex-cop anthony abbate is back in federal court today where he's being
us around the country on wgn america and on the web. w-g-n's robert jordan is live in the morgan park neighborhood with our top story. witnesses tell police that the driver of a dodge minivan was traveling north and went around the crossing gates. the woman was still alive on the scene when paramedics arrived. they had to use the jaws of life to try to extricate her. she died here at the scene. the rock island train was traveling north. it was an express train that did not have to stop. the gates were lowered. nonetheless the driver continued right across the tracks. >> i was right behind the lady. she must, she could make it. >> would not do it. we were a pass this building. >> i was in shock. i could not even move. >> i just went into shock. i wanted to get out to help. i could not move. >> those two young boys were taken to the hospital where they are expected to survive. they're listed in critical in serious condition. officials tell me that they are running tests at this intersection just to make sure that all of their equipment was working properly. the stakes are hig
to be sandblasted. we all live with a very windy north avenue beach. >> stay with wgn throughout the midday. >> still to come, drew peterson is back in court and a major shake-up in the legal team for the convicted murderer. >> ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the way it moves. the way it cleans. everything about the oral-b power brush is simply revolutionary. oral-b power brushes oscillate, rotate and even pulsate to gently loosen and break up that sticky plaque with more brush movements than manual brushes and even up to 50% more than leading sonic technology brushes for a superior clean. oral-b power brushes. go to for the latest offers. millions of people from maine to the carolinas are without power this morning. 33 deaths are blamed on the storm. president obama has declared a major disaster exists in the states of new york and new jersey. york's subway is likely to be out of service for another four-five days due to flooding. new jersey gov. chris christie said the devastation on the jersey shore is some of the worst they have
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. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. sandra endo has our top story from denver. >> weeks of preparation will be tested on the stage in a matter of hours. how will their approach change when the competition is standing just a few feet away? >>>> >>>> govegornrn romney has toake ee debatat about the president's economic policy. the president has to do different from that. he has to make the debate about the choice between himself and the governor romney. pressing him about specifics. >> the debate is not about winning. >> the opportunity for him to talk directly to the american people without the filter. telling them about his plan for the next four years. >> obama advisers are also spending. reminding voters that the president's day drop has interfered with practice sessions. both candidates know that every question comes. fumbles can be costly. >> after tonight's debate voters will get a chance to see them square off two more times. >>you can watch tonight debate streaming live on meantime, a conservative ne
sanders. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. our top story for his part biden will need to recover some political ground for democrats. the candidates will meet at centre college in danville, kentucky tonight. hot topics will include ryan's budget plan. which is popular with conservatives. biden also is expected to hit hard on the republican plan to create a voucher system for medicare. polls show the race is tightening into a virtual tie. especially after last week's presidential debate. where mitt romney was widely viewed as the winner over barack obama. both sides say they're ready. >>i know how he will attack us. >>i think joe just needs to be joe. ryan is a smart and effective speaker. his ideas are the wrong ones. though biden is considered more experienced than ryan. political analysts say the vice president must avoid making one of his well-documented gaffes that end up distracting from the message. an issue that's sure to come up at tonight's debate is federal funding of amtrak. the company gets roughly one- point-four
on wgn america and on the web. >> the 2012 murder rate is up 25%. a memorial near 35th and morgan marks where a jose escobar was killed sunday morning. it happened during a fight near a fast food stand. his friend was left paralyzd. this is the first time since 2003 the city has exceeded 400- murders by october. in response to the recent shootings, members of sweet holy spirit church held a prayer walk yesterday. members called for peace and an end to the violence. residents say are now surprised the city's homicide rate now tops 400. >> an american airlines flight from chicago made an emergency landing in st. louis. none of the passengers were injured. the co-pilot became ill. the plane was headed for dallas. no word on on when passengers will continue the flight >>teachers in evergreen park could go on strike tomorrow. a meeting tonight could determine if parents need to make alternate arrangments for their kids. wgn's amy rutledge is live with the latest. >> his last have parents start thinking in that direction. two sessions last week did not go well. the two sides are still split o
. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on w-g-n america and on the web. w-g-n's julian crews is live in kenosha. where the vice president will stop later this afternoon. measure of how important wisconsin is. vice-president joe biden making his fifth trip. >> the president is characterized of being right out of the '20s. it is different. it is fundamentally different than ours. it is based on a profoundly different set of values. >> joe biden trying to use score points. you will be here later today. governor romney working furiously to steal wisconsin. it has been since 1984 that a republican presidential candidate managed to capture the badger state. both republican and democratic strategist bombarding wisconsin with television ads. >> he went to the middle east and flew to egypt in you skip israel. our closest friend. >> florida is too close to call. the difference between what was and what could have been. >> the obama campaign is on a mission to win again in wisconsin. he captured the state back in 2008. clearly a lot of enthusias
, after a cross country walk to raise money for a new community center. wgn's sean lewis was among those on hand as pastor brooks rerturned to the pulpit at his south side church. at new beginnings church.. we thank you father for a pastor who sets an example for everyone.. thats it hug somebody.. come on hug somebody. they are the final steps back to the pulpit for pastor corey brooks... there were principles and precepts that god gave me to help me to make it every step of the way.. for the past four months and seven days... pastor brooks took his message to reduce violence on the streets of chicago across the country.. from new york.. to los angeles. along the way, he tells me he also learned a lesson.. ive come to know that america is a compassionate place when people are aware and when they know whats going on they rise to the occasion. over the months, brooks raised that awareness.. and raised money, a half million dollars so far, to build a community center across the street from his church on king drive. we have to keep all hands on deck and we have to constantly gang up on th
to have closure. chiodos family members, who came to court sunday, didnt talk on camera but told wgn (full screen) 'we also ask the clark family to please help us find gena .. we beg your mercy to find gena so we can put her to rest.' for now, clark will remain in jail. essentially the judge said that there will be no bond set. so he cant get out. even if he had a million bucks right now he cannot get out. clarks next day in court is tuesday morning where he could enter a plea, but his attorney would not say if that would happen or not. at the cook county criminal courts building sean lewis, wgn news. >> there have been a series of fatal shootings in chicago this weekend. the most recent happened this afternoon when five people were shot, two of them killed. 28 year-old and a 30 year-old man were each shot in the head around 530. both were pronounced dead at the scene. a 23 year-old woman was shot in the stomach she is hospitalized in critical condition. earlier in the day a 40 year-old was shot in the leg. he is reported in good condition. no suspects are in custody and either shooting
'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's judy wang has our top story. >> firefighters do not consider this fire suspicious. to spend about five havre's taking away several items from home. they hope it will help to determine a cause. the family is trying to figure out where to go next. ronald made it out but his daughter was killed. >> i went down to the basement and opens the door. a cloud of black smoke rolled out. that is when i started coughing. there is not much i could do. >> he suffered smoke inhalation. he is treated and released. and is found in the lower level bedroom. that is where they believe the fire started. >> a burned up the siding and then got into the attic. >> investigators ruled out electrical problems and appliances as causes. >> the firemen responded to a little fire that some time before. >> he has not ruled that out. a man from suburban elk grove village. who has a history of mental illness is being held on terrorism charges. police in oklahoma say he was planni
who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's nancy loo is live in the south loop with more on today's top story. is changes for the best. he understood that he had become a distraction. >> i know she has the experience to build on the reforms belly of put in place. but now she has the capacity to oracle all of the important people in the system. >> my focus every single day will be on our children. providing the support that our teachers and a and that our principal nimoy. nothing is more important than the more children. >> the may revealed that tendency always better known in his circleher circle as b3. >> everyone at the podium for. some parents are not surprised by the sudden change. he was missing in action during the entire strike. if >> he did not do a very good job of handling the strike. hopefully than one will do a better cup. >> $250,000 annual salary. she has agreed to a three-year contract at the same salary rates. >>after two weeks on strike. teachers and students in the evergreen park school district will likely be back in
:00 last night. wgn learned the mother of one of the children was an overnight nurse at edward hospital. police are telling us very little right now but sources say the person of interest is a baby sitter who was also killedalso killed her own child in a bizarre attack. the babysitter was found covered in blood. needless to say neighbors are absolutely horrified. >> it's horrible. i have family with kids around that age so it is really hard to hear. >> you're looking at a live picture. an animal control man rolled up to the scene. we had reports that two dogs were killed in this rampage. we don't know if there were other dogs in that unit. naperville police are seeking to relieve people's fears. they say there is no reason to believe there is any other subject at large. >> this may raise questions about safety and how to select someone to care for your children. robert jordan spoke with a professional child care provider about what to look for. >> at any time there's an incident in the news that reports on the tragedy involving children it gives parents a reason to be concerned. ther
in for steve sanders. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >>the mayor kept his word. he outlined his plan to close a shortfall. reading a better business climate in the city. creating a small business center. this budget makes critical investments by reforming government instead of raising taxes. >> our goal is to reform where we can and where we must. that is where matters. providing greater opportunities for our children. a mixed reactions to the mayor's speech. he felt as though there should have been more than 4 in. and 57 police officers457 police officers. >> i did not think that is enough. >> whatever we can afford that is what we're going to try to do. >> i think it is a very optimistic message. even though these are tough economic times. it appears that chicago is going to be able to do more with less. >> mayor stressed the need for pension reform. the aldermen will have about one month to think over herit.>>video gambling is now up and running at bars truck stops and other locations around illinois. wgn's amy
around the country on wgn america and on the web. >>our top story. >> the disappearance has neighbors concerned. investigators are here on the scene gathering evidence. police have not said whether they suspect foul play. >> she has not been seen since saturday. police have spent the last day and a half gathering evidence. she works as a hairdresser. her keys and car are at the home where she lived with her boyfriend. >> he has not been seen either. >> you read about this kind of stuff every day. >> to get a little bit apprehensive. >> the major crimes task force is helping city police with this investigation. >>a hazmat team in aurora is having a tough time getting into the home of a suspected hoarder apparently the garbage is piled too high. the home is suspected of housing animals and dead birds. wgn's judy wang is live in aurora with details. judy >> the animal control officers went inside the home. maybe about 15-20 minutes ago. we have not seen them bring any animals to the fan. this is the 200 block of shady brook lane. firefighters could not get in. we do not have a cl
sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. i believe the sentence the court imposed today was a wise and proper one. 68 year-old did not speak to reporters as he was led away from the courthouse. he is accused of sexually abusing 10 bolus. the victims spoke at the hearing today. sandusky maintained his innocence. >> his statement was a masterpiece of self to a given. completely removed from reality. sandusky's attorneys say he did not get a fair trial and they will his conviction. in the wake of the sex abuse scandal. the n-c-double-a imposed sanctions against penn state. including a 60 million dollar fine and a four year bowl ban. >>drawing the ire of the gun lobby, cook county board president preckwinkle is eyeing a violence tax on guns and ammunition sold in the city and suburbs, the chicago sun-times has learned. cost of the county right now $143 of debt to house one person. a spokesman for the national rifle association says the company is looking to make legal gun owners scapegoats. they fan ofa simila
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on wgn america and on the web. w-g-n's julian crews is live in the loop with more on the get- out-the-vote effort. over the next several days in the city of chicago voters will begin receiving voter guides. it looks like this. this is a simple guide. it will tell you where you're pulling pacepolling place will be come election day. >> approximately 15 percent of our voters will have a new polling place. >> it will result in changes for 15% of the city's 1.1 million registered voters. there will be a new precinct for these folks. the chicago board of elections doing everything they can to notify the 15%. your actual voter card will also have your precinct address. when it comes to the early voting the chairman wants to know that you do not have to go to the precinct address that is printed on your card. you have dozens of options across the city. >> whatever is most convenient to you. fan of both websites on our web site. >>president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney faced off last night in a debate that was often heated and contentious. cnn's rene marsh
. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >> all is quiet at the junior high school. teachers are picketing. classes are also canceled. with no new talks scheduled, this break may last a while. >> with no school for over 1800 kids, there is ample time to walk dogs as teachers walked the picket line. many parents support the unions fight with blue ribbons on display outside homes. dealing with the district's first ever strike is an inconvenient development. >> you never think that you have to worry about a strike. >> talks have been ongoing since april. both sides emerged disappointed. >> we're very sorry. we stayed at the table as long as we could. we're very disappointed. we wanted to see the children in school. we asked them to please stay. >> the teachers went on strike at midnight. the sticking points include health insurance retirement benefits, salary issues. >> it is imperative that we get those children back and their seats. they need to be back in the classroom. to think that they're thinking o
the country on wgn america and on the web. there is a hard lockdown due to a report of an intruder in the building at indian trail jr high school. they said there was no indication this reported person was armed or dangerous. students are in their classrooms with the lights off. police are searching the building. all of the >> the loss is still sinking in. he had been out sick for over a week. co-workers were warned his condition was grave. >> it still takes time to comprehend. it is not going to sink in until we see him missing from his chair. >> sad reminder that he will never return to the job he loved. the 50 year-old dad last night after contracting the virus from a macedo likemosquito bite. >> when you see a guy like him who is as big as the house and as strong as a next, being bogged down by a mosquito bite it is shocking. it is heartbreaking to everybody. there is no doubt that is what he would have wanted. >> he has given his whole life to saving lives and property. he continues to give and care of people. >> his closest colleagues will put it up tomorrow morning when
and it will instantly tell you the address of your polling place. blood onto our web site wgn links. a personnel change to the cubs this afternoon not on the field but in the broadcast room. >> bob bradley is gone, he teamed up for eight years and he took over for steve stone today bromley announced he was leaving the former big league catcher was among the best in his professional career. he offered cubs fans all the best. i am crushed personally, i am happy for bob and i am sure he will land on his feet and we will be great friends for ever, i am just sad that we are not going to be able to learn about baseball every single day on wgn during the cubs this season, he brings so much with his baseball expertise in and love of great music and culture. that is something that's hard to find in this business. >> bob bradley will be missed not only for his knowledge but for his humor. gramley >> voters in illinois second congressional district sorting through the rumors and questions and the few answers about congressman jesse jackson jr. its future on capitol hill. 's future on capitol
helping him will no longer spend any money on his behalf because of a recent wgn-tv - chicago tribune poll... showing duckworth ten points ahead of him. the pac called "now or never" was going to spend another two and a half million for walsh on political advertising... but says it will now spend that money on other candidates around the country. meanwhile, duckworth and two other democratic congressional candidations were in arlington hights, urging voters to take advantage of early voting prior to election day. 10th-district candidate brad schneider and 9th-district congresswoman jan schakowsky were there... along with duckworth. the veteran wounded in the iraq war... said only one super-pac is abandoning walsh... but there are still others supporting him... and she's not afraid of them. >> they're not going to bury me now >> schakowsky... who now represents arlington heights in the newly drawn 9th- congressinoal district... took advantage of early voting there today. early voting continues until next saturday throughout illinois. >> it is nonstop campaigning for the presidential c
who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >>our top story>>mayor rahm emanuel wants >> there is the house ethics. there's the rest of his longtime fund-raiser on unrelated tax fraud charges. the fbi is in the final stages of in a criminal probe. >> we understand why the pressures were building on him. looking into whether the congressman illegally used campaign money to decorate his home. there is no word that the house and the question is his home. >> who is taken off a day later. jackson has been staying at home since he was released from the mayo clinic after being treated for bipolar disorder. he is up for reelection and a few weeks. >> i'm not sure even indictment would prevent his reelection this time. apparently his attorneys believe there is a chance to could be indicted shd >>mayor rahm emanuel wants an audit of the company that runs chicago's parking meters. a deal he inherited from the daley adminstration. wgn's judy wang reports. >>a public hearing on the new city budget will be held tonight on the northwest side. it's the first of three
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of the 110 story building, other stations that use the tower had to turn off their signals. that included wgn. for several hours, viewers who use tv antennas had no reception. cable viewers were not affected. stations were back on the air before 10:30. traffic is about to get a lot more challenging for commuters who use michigan avenue to get onto lake shore drive. the on-ramp at michigan avenue and oak street will be closed for about six weeks, starting tomorrow. construction crews will be working to repair the viaduct and retaining walls of the northbound ramp. c-dot says the structure is badly in need of repair, and they want to get it done before the winter cycle of freezing and thawing. traffic will be re-routed along inner lake shore drive to the la salle entrance. the southbound exit at michigan and oak will not be affected. drivers in los angeles know what chicago motorists are about to face. crews are wrapping up work on "carmageddon-two", a ten-mile stretch of the "four-oh-five" freeway, shut down for the weekend in a billion dollar widening project. workers got a shock when a h
tribune and wgn that shows his job approval rating is right now very low statewide only 26 percent of registered voters approve of the job he's doing. 22 percent said they did have an opinion his strongest support comes from chicago voters into african- americans but even that vote is said to not be very strong, it may give impetus for other democrats to challenge him and a primary in 2014. new ideas coming up to curb youth violence in chicago. plus a plan to turn the city's underperforming schools into charter schools. and a fabulous all day but tom skilling says it's about to get chile. every year we pick a new city to explore. but thanks to hotwire, this year we got to take an extra trip. because they get us ridiculously low prices on really nice hotels and car rentals. so we hit boston in the spring-- even caught a game. and with the money we saved, we took a trip to san francisco. you see, hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. so, where to next? how about there? ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ ♪ ♪ hi, i'm amy for d
and we would have lost 1 million jobs. >> join us for analysis with the hash tagged wgn 20 12th you know 25 minutes into the debate there were reports of 1 million related to bade tweets. debate tweets. we would hear from some voters live after tom skilling forecast. lance shut down tonight creating a real headache for drivers in addition the installation of the towers and concrete removal as a bridge rail on the metro rock line they said there are detours posted while the dan ryan expressway lane is open to trucks right now in one hour but they will be completely cleared off as well they're supposed to be open again tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. 4500 students on the north shore again another day off they struck in highland park and high wood and it led to the cancellation of classes for yet a second day. negotiations are still going on here in highland park and in high wood but to the two sides i am told remain far apart on agreements the teachers' union tells me it is being bullied by the school board tonight. the board has been lying about our proposal, you all know that. the strike a
others. wgn's tony francisco has the latest on the investigation. radcliffe haughton had ties to the chicago area. he grew up in northwest suburban wheeling. >> no stranger to law enforcement. there were called to his home during a domestic incident. his wife claims he threw her clothing in the yard. police ended up in an hour and a half long standoff with him. the earlier this fall police were called here after another domestic incident. >> earlier this month she filed for a restraining order after police say he slashed the tires. >> we believe this incident and is domestic violence related. >> it took her around the corner and shot her. even said a small fire that was eventually put out by the sprinkler system. police spent several hours searching the 9000 sq. ft. building before finding radcliff dead. >> where not seeking any additional suspects. our community can feel safe. >> mother you do and do not do anything stupid. his father also apologized for his son's actions proved >> this is not the way we live. this is not aware raise my son. he has been here for a long t
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that only have three call letters, wgn tv for example. they were grandfathered in. >> what does wgn stand for. >> world's greatest newspaper. >> a lot of the call letters stand for like and -- the station owner's name or slogan world's greatest newspaper. a network affiliation, for example, in new york. you have wnbc and wabc. they are owned by those networks. so it is very interesting. >> should i talk a little bit about fox 5 history? >> yes. >> so wttg, i didn't realize this, this is one of the original tv stayings in the world. >> in the world? >> in the world. trace its history to may 19, 1945 when a gentleman named alan b. dumont founded this station and a station in new york city. he owned a company that made television sets. this is a picture of the set. >> the people before that would buy the tv and turn around and go there's nothing on. >> i guess it was pretty much radio. >> so this was the dumont network for a while. >> is in the original building too we're in? >> probably. >> he had a friend who was the engineer here, thomas t. goldsmith. that is where the ttg comes from, tho
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in gary, dan ponce de. >> we showed you the largest .ponce. ponce, wgn news. >> it is a large-scale operation and at the same time the profits from that will be used to purchase firearms and that's where the violence comes and the superintendent himself talking about the biggest drug bust ever the crops to football field's wide were nestled deep inside the wetlands near stoney island, but it wasn't visible from the ground, a police chopper unit was on a routine flight yesterday when it spotted a path of a few familiar plants below. deliberately placed in the ground throw after row, there between 4-10 ft. tall as big as christmas trees who was one of the first on the scene yesterday says the lieutenant also an abandoned camp a tarp, a sleeping bag food no weapons and no sign of any criminals. it's extremely thick it's like walking through the john bull back in there that was earlier before street and sanitation workers arrived with their bulldozers and dump trucks early this morning it's been hauled away for a controlled burn at an undisclosed location it was a big job and it w
for the future games today starting to gain international attention tonight she is sharing it with wgn elizabeth smart to the woman that was held hostage for months talks to us tonight. the winner, the loser and how president obama and romney are spinning last night's debate. >> the so-called king of clubs headed to prison williams only demand this summer for two as the state's ultimate political insider today sentenced by a federal judge to one year and one day he was convicted for attempting to shake down a hollywood producer he asked a judge for a probation citing failing health we are disappointed that mr. selene did not get a sentence and probation but obviously we except the sentencing that the judge provided a catholic priest from indiana disappears in greece and his family believes that he is in serious danger or maybe even dead, father christian said that he and a translator were trying to escape from a foreign country and they were involved in a heated dispute to the archdiocese says it's aware of the situation and is praying for its safe return. a cnn post a debate last night reflect
her name. no one is in custody we will have more on the morning news. >> also check on wgn that's the news for this friday night where have you shared your time with us. man, chanting, snapping fingers: oh, those boys are much too much! those boys are much too much! we got the spirit we're hot, we can't be stopped! we got the spirit! we're hot! we can't be stopped! we're gonna beat 'em and bust 'em... announcer: the smallest moments can have the biggest impact on a child's life. both chanting: let's...get... a little bit rowdy. r-o-w--whoo!--d-y. announcer: take time to be a dad today. one more time. call or visit to learn more. era laundry detergent once stomped a stain with such power, [ rumbling, people screaming ] the results could be felt around the world. twice the stain fighting power as the next leading liquid value brand. era detergent. a lot of fight for a little dough. i doth declare that thou have brought overmany discounts to thine customers! safe driver, multi-car paid in full -- a most fulsome bounty
seen or around the country tonight on wgn america the story of the chicago boys scouts who are likely in those files tens of thousands highlighting potential pedophile's released today by the boy scouts of america the so-called perversion files is part of a sexual abuse lawsuit that captures the nation's attention today. we're talking about thousands of unidentified man that should be registered sex offenders that are roaming free. >> the files of scout leaders in volunteers and dismissed by the organization for sexual abuse or misconduct. >> raped a gunpoint, a 12th maybe 13 year-old chicago boy by the acts of his scoutmaster with convicted acts of manslaughter on his records. they said theyeither they did not know about his record or they simply kept it to themselves. alan baron has been a lawyer in chicago for 32 years in 1983 he was practically a kid himself this man was a volunteer scoutmaster for children living there at the time and in his first year on the job he invited a scout to his apartment to try on a uniform, it's all detailed in the chicago tribune article found in t
our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the young victim is obviously not being identified. the lawyer tells me that she is still recovering from what happened here outside of cook elementary school nearly six months ago. that happened in the morning of friday may 11th. an inch man entices and 11 year-old girl away from our school after all other students had already gone inside. a man had apparently supplied the girl with alcohol. according to the family's lawsuit that teachers failed to report this or the gross absence. >> sheen and tell the principal. she called the parents of 5:00 at night. the school is closed this week for a fall break. i think it is really horrible that something like this happened. i'm surprised we were not notified in the neighborhood. >> the girl continues to recover. for this to occur right outside of the school is unthinkable. the fact that it occurred and was seen by a teacher and allowed to have happen that is a problem appeared. >> an autopsy will be performed today on human remains found in the city's s
district areas but perhaps not on the floor. the son of one of our writers and here at wgn is in lower manhattan, good evening. can you tell us exactly what you have seen so far? >> i took a walk down on the river on the west side of manhattan the hudson river has been flooded over. as to have farther south, water keeps rising so you would see it rise all the way up to ninth avenue on 22nd street. >> you sound, but i can imagine it has to be frightening for you and a lot of folks who are there who are from chicago. >> while i was down on 22nd street the water was raised up to ninth avenue and instantaneously the entire neighborhood was in they black out use of all of the lights shut out, all of the traffic lights and street lights shut out at the same time. police cars were posted there just in case anything went wrong. you have to give this a bearing as to where you are located and where everybody has been told to get away and evacuate, wire you still in the new york city area? >> as of right now we are told to stay in the dorms. i am currently a few blocks away from the crane and
on this train. riding the high-speed rail, julian crewsuz, wgn news. >> i just want you to remember and know and understand that what we do for the next 18 days will absolutely make the difference between waking up on november the seventh the day after election day and wondering could i have done more? or, feeling the promise of four more years. >> the first lady pumping supporters north of the border today, meanwhile the president in virginia doing the same thing both battleground states that could swing the election side. republican challenger is mitch romney and paul ryan focusing on another battleground state vice- presidential candidate paul ryan speaking with tampa on to progress on their thoughts about improving the economy later in the day he and romney for a rally. illinois congressman joe walsh backing up after his comments about how there is no medical reason an abortion should be performed to save the life of a mother he says there are rare circumstances when it should be done. his congressional opponent tami duckworth seizing on the issue as the two continue to go toe to toe. i
. >> and we're hoping that you make wgn tv your home for election coverage you can follow all of our stories online. also federal investigators are coming down on a popular energy drink following the death of five people. and it's rarely a good thing when cops walk into a football locker room but you would be surprised the two college players they will never forget. costs in tonight's medical watch, 20 percent of hearing loss patients may have a fixable problem. i really don't remember a time when i could hear a lot of my right ear. even as a child this 59 year-old struggled to hear. i was able to function so it just became a way of life for me. for years she got by then and iraq on the left side brought it to the doctor she thought it was the perfect time to address her lifelong hearing problem. but a thorough microscopic exam revealed that she had tiny benign tumors that were overloading the bombsbones in both of her ears and affecting her ability to hear properly. that is the tip of the iceberg a tiny black dots on the surface it expands the deep behind the ear drum is a process that st
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